S1E2: Steampunk AeroPress
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), physical computing, Missile Command and Digital History, Mr. Helper, lessons learned from Kickstarter project updates, and the challenges of asking questions online.
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- Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.
- The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.
- The University of Victoria offers innovative programs for more than 20,000 students on our diverse and welcoming West Coast campus.
- Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
- Tweets are my own. English Prof. and Creative Writer at UW-Green Bay. Has set off on a quest to learn as much about Digital Humanities as possible.
- The first session, on some permutation of “The Future of Digital Humanities,” was remarkable to me for one reason: forty-five minutes into the session, none of the speakers or audience members had mentioned teaching or students; I don’t believe the word “teaching” had literally been spoken.
- As a teacher who cares about his students and what happens to them when they leave our institution, there’s much about digital humanities that excites me, regardless of what it’s called. For one, I’m happy for some change and fresh debate, especially when applied to new technologies and their effects on language. I’m thankful for the marketable skills (uh oh, corporate speak!) that come with coding, new-media expertise, database work, data visualization, project management, etc, etc. I am thankful for the student excitement regarding digital humanities work; I can’t count the number of graduating students who expressed how they wished we had started doing this type of work sooner.
- A BoF session, an informal meeting at conferences, where the attendees group together based on a shared interest and carry out discussions without any pre-planned agenda.
- Physical computing, in the broadest sense, means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world.
- Missile Command is a 1980 arcade game by Atari, Inc. that was also licensed to Sega for European release. It is considered one of the most notable games from the Golden Age of Video Arcade Games.
- The idea behind a tiny and affordable computer for kids came in 2006, when Eben Upton, Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft, based at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, became concerned about the year-on-year decline in the numbers and skills levels of the A Level students applying to read Computer Science.
- The one question that I keep returning to: why build this? Well, if you are an historian of technology, or game culture, or want to understand something about the design decision that went into the production of Missile Command, or you’re thinking about the historical preservation of video games and the devices they were originally played on, then engaging with physical computing makes good sense.
- Correction: Although letter grades are given to students, grades are de-emphasized at Reed.
- Faculty issue narrative evaluations of students’ work rather than grades, and Evergreen organizes most studies into largely interdisciplinary classes that generally constitute a full-time course load.
- ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.
- Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation. It is a vision of the nation’s history as a giant family affair.
- From the end of the Civil War until the close of the nineteenth century, the United States Postal System grew into a vast communications network. The Post was one of the century’s largest spatial systems, with more than 75,000 offices connecting communities scattered across the continent.
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (abbreviated CatB) is an essay, and later a book, by Eric S. Raymond on software engineering methods, based on his observations of the Linux kernel development process and his experiences managing an open source project, fetchmail.
- In the world of hackers, the kind of answers you get to your technical questions depends as much on the way you ask the questions as on the difficulty of developing the answer. This guide will teach you how to ask questions in a way more likely to get you a satisfactory answer.
- Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It’s 100% free, no registration required.
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